Woman On Water Course (WOW)

Twelve women in Rarotonga have begun the inaugural learning to sail course designed specifically for women, Women on Water. 

Organized by Sailing Cook Islands, in partnership with Rarotonga Sailing Club and sponsored by Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI). the course will run on Friday morning for six weeks at Muri lagoon, with many of the women juggling work commitments to take part. Led by Rarotonga Sailing Club coach Tarina Moorfield, and assisted by Sailing Cook islands coaches Anne Tierney and Tex Framhein, the course is based on the Australian Trackers programme and is similar to the learn to sail programme offered to schools through Sailing Cook Islands. The course was developed after Moorfield, Rear Commodore of the Rarotonga Sailing Club, identified a need among mums of junior sailors at the club. By the end of the course, the women should be confident enough to rig and sail a range of yachts, as well as being aware of the safety issues associated with participating in water-based sport. Interest has been high and Moorfield is looking into running more courses in the future. if you are interested in taking part, contact either Sailing Cook islands or the Rarotonga Sailing Club.